Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Black bean and sweet corn quinoa salad

Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in pan
add 1 medium yellow chopped onion saute about 4 min then add
2 garlic cloves cook another min or two careful not to burn the garlic

add 3/4 C quinoa

add 1 1/2 C broth
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
bring to a boil

cover and simmer 20 min or til water is absorbed.

should look like this. i like to stir to make sure it doenst stick.

after water is absorbed it should look like this.

add 1 C. frozen corn
2 cans (15 oz each) black beans rinsed and drained
cover and let sit off burner about 5 min.

add 1/2 C. chopped cilantro  serve warm or chilled.
i added lemon juice to mine and it was yummy

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Banana Poppyseed Muffins

Heat oven to 400
mash 2 ripe bananas (i like to use my kitchenaid mixer rather than a fork)

They should look like this after they are mashed

add to the banana mixture:
1 egg
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C vegetable oil ( i use apple sauce instead for lower fat)
1/2 C. Milk
2 tsp poppy seeds

add 1 1/2 C flour (i mix whole wheat and white flour)
2 tsp baking power
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
mix well

Should look like this.
I added about 1/4 c lemon juice at this point to make them lemony

Fill muffin tins about 1/2 some of mine were a bit more and it was okay
I got exactly 24 muffins

Bake at 400 for 20 min and they look like this


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